Petition: Exempt taxpayers from fines imposed by the IRS for non-compliance with the Affordable Care Act. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

It is immoral and unethical for the government to impose fines and requisition money from low and middle income class taxpayers, because they cannot afford to purchase health insurance. We are petitioning President Obama to immediately exempt taxpayers from the penalty mandated by the Affordable Care Act for not having health insurance. It is unconscionable to fine people for being poor, and this part of the Affordable Care Act must be fixed or permanently changed so that Americans who are already financially challenged are not paying fines for non-compliance with a law that creates government income by raiding the bank accounts of the lowest income Americans.

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One Response to Petition: Exempt taxpayers from fines imposed by the IRS for non-compliance with the Affordable Care Act. | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

  1. Bob Hertz says:

    In this case I somewhat disagree.
    If America is going to provide at least emergency care for all citizens, then all citizens should at least pay something.
    What I propose is this:

    – keep the penalty…but let the penalty actually buy federal health insurance.

    The person who decides not to buy ACA insurance would still pay 1 or 2 per cent of income.
    This would entitle them to a high deductible safety net federal insurance policy.
    This policy would pay nothing for drugs or office visits. If the patient were hospitalized, then it would kick in.

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